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Postby casper » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:52 am

Mark wrote:Good move with the bolts too. I really wish someone would come out with an aftermarket set of scale fixings for these bike kits.

Looks much better :)
I've had some micro nuts and bolt from here a couple of times, great prices and service.
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I find some BA bolts do the job just as well for small models and they can be cheaper.
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Postby Mustang » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:28 pm

Nice job with the magnets, was looking at them for when I do my two bike bikes. :clap:
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Re: Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M BOTY

Postby casper » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:53 am

Mustang wrote:Nice job with the magnets, was looking at them for when I do my two bike bikes. :clap:

Thanks matey, they come in handy but the small one's can be fun to fit :lol: I lost one in the first five minutes as it repelled and shot across the bench :doh: but found it later stuck to the tweezers :lol:
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Postby casper » Thu May 02, 2019 4:04 pm

I didn't have any steel paint so I tried some Tamiya Titanium silver on the chain and swing arm but don't like the look of it to be honest so I now have some AK xtreme metal paints but not sure if it will go over the tamiya silver :think:
The rear mud guard (that will need CF decals later) doesn't fit that well to the swing arm so two .5mm brass rods were added to give it more strength.
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Postby casper » Thu May 02, 2019 4:05 pm

Not pushed all the way home just yet.
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Re: Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M BOTY

Postby Morris » Thu May 02, 2019 6:31 pm

The 2 bikes in the BOTY are awesome thus far....
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Postby Mark » Fri May 03, 2019 1:42 am

It’s unusual to have a poor fit on a Tamiya bike kit. Pinning is a good solution. I see what you mean about the Al paint looking a bit mehhhh. I think I’d either strip it or go over it in primer or a base coat.
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Postby casper » Fri May 03, 2019 1:26 pm

It looked like the plastic did before I painted it :laughing-rolling: sure I put the paint in the cup :think:
Anyway as it was a light coat I sanded back re-primed and re-painted with the AK xtreme metal polished aluminium and it looks so much better :D
The mud guard (whatever you call it :think: ) fits well but It only attached in a very small area and is easy to knock off so two small pins will hopefully strengthen it up a little.
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Postby casper » Fri May 03, 2019 1:38 pm

The discs were painted with the xtreme metal enamel stainless steel. The paint flows excellent through the airbrush and cleans up easy.
Discs were masked up for the semi gloss black to the centres. I have a few more semi gloss parts to prep before painting so will get on with those for now.

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Postby Mark » Fri May 03, 2019 1:59 pm

Nice job masking! Very creative. I like the way you've scuffed the discs to simulate the pad marks too.
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Re: Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M BOTY

Postby casper » Sat May 04, 2019 6:48 pm

Mark wrote:Nice job masking! Very creative. I like the way you've scuffed the discs to simulate the pad marks too.

Thanks matey :) surprised I got it all done, was drinking Pear Cider that night :)
They came out better than I thought to be honest. Primer, steel, semi gloss black then semi gloss clear coat. The Tamiya semi-gloss black was dull when dry :think: it was thinned a little but lost its sheen for some reason so a clear coat solved that. Some other parts also had the semi gloss and clear. The liquid mask worked well but a little bit left to clean up.
The black centre of the chain sprocket has a little overspray but nothing major.
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Postby casper » Sat May 04, 2019 9:17 pm

The brake and clutch levers, footrests, bike side stand and gear linkage? :think: we're all sprayed in xtreme metal stainless steel and the front forks from the up grade kit were sprayed polished aluminium. Hopefully you can see the difference in the photo. The hand grips need spraying Tamiya rubber Black with a spot of grey to lighten the colour up a little and the switches picking out. While things are drying I need to do my research and check the real bike out :)
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Postby casper » Sat May 04, 2019 9:21 pm

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Postby casper » Sat May 04, 2019 11:31 pm

Tiny beads of superglue :superlglue: needed for the fork tops
The semi gloss black was sprayed with lower pressure to get the textured look
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Postby number1 » Sun May 05, 2019 12:21 am

Superb casper, great idea getting the textured effect :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Postby casper » Mon May 06, 2019 11:09 am

number1 wrote:Superb casper, great idea getting the textured effect :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks matey, I saw someone do it on another build and thought i would try it with the clear coat as its a little thicker through the brush. A small decal to be added later for where the key goes. I fitted the swing arm and engine temporarily to see how thing are looking. I noticed the side casing (left side) has a small scuff after it was dropped on the floor so I may need to repaint it, I have seen this part with CF decals and it looks great. I'm hoping to get some paint on the wheels soon so I can start assembling the front forks but I need to do that in my workshop because when using Zero paints you need good ventilation, mask and gloves.
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Postby royjess » Mon May 06, 2019 5:40 pm

This is coming along a treat, looking good Casp :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M BOTY

Postby casper » Mon May 06, 2019 6:32 pm

royjess wrote:This is coming along a treat, looking good Casp :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks matey, been busy today so not much done but I did make a jig for the bike similar to Marks excellent Motojig, I don't build bikes that often so a simple fixed jig helps with the build. I need to take the wheel off now I have the centre and prep for paint.
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Re: Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M BOTY

Postby Morris » Tue May 07, 2019 10:52 am

awesome! :o :o :shock:
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